Sunday, July 22, 2012

Just Pondering

I attended a sunrise service this morning in a local park. It is a yearly tradition in our stake for our youth. It is supposed to be a remembrance service prior to the annual Pioneer Day celebrations that take place on July 24th honoring the original pioneers who crossed the plains to come to Utah.

 A man spoke this morning and said something that I have been pondering ever since. It's quite thought provoking. I'll try to get it right. It might not be exact, but it's close. In essence he said, "Whenever we receive blessings for making good choices, we've already paid in advance. Whenever we experience negative consequences for making wrong choices, we realize we pay later." Now that's not exactly what he said, but the thought is right. We don't ever pay for blessings of course. His point was, blessings usually follow correct choices. He said we realize after the blessings that we paid very, very little in relation to the outpouring of blessings we receive. We always receive far more than we ever put in to receive the blessing. He said if we make a wrong choice, we will realize after the fact that we had no idea how much that wrong choice was going to cost us in the end and that we will feel very sorry that it cost us so much in the end.

There's a lot to think about there. It makes an awful lot of sense.

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